The top 1 percent of patients ranked by their healthcare expenses accounted for 22.7 percent of total healthcare expenditures with an annual mean expenditure of $97,956, according to recent data published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Overall, the top 50 percent of the population ranked by their expenditures accounted for 97.3 percent of overall healthcare expenditures, while the lower 50 percent accounted for only 2.7 percent of the total.

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