§ 53.11 – How does this template deal with fluctuations in sample data from one year to another for a given service?

(a)    The measured statistical variation in APTL or any relevant characteristic of your service fluctuates from one year to another. 

(b)   Such fluctuations can occur from minor changes in your service or changes in how people use your service even if you do not adjust your service.

(c)    Fluctuations can also occur due to errors in data collection as a result of sampling.

(d)   This template has built in a 25% margin of safety against such fluctuations.

(e)    This margin of safety is equivalent to increasing the minimum precision level from 10% to 8.94% at the same 95% confidence level.